Yamaha S-03SL Owner's Manual

112 pages manual for Yamaha S-03SL Musical Instrument

Yamaha S-03SL Musical Instrument Manual

Manufacturer: Yamaha

Category of Device: Musical Instrument

Document: Yamaha S-03SL Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 112

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 1 Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 2 Page 2   SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION   This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO NOT connect this product to any power supply or adapter other than one described in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.   WARNING:   Do not place this product in a position where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over power or connecting cords of any kind. The use of an extension cord is not recommended! IF you must use an extension cord, the minimum wire size for a 25' cord ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 3 Page 3   (3)-6   PRECAUTIONS    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING    * Please keep these precautions in a safe place for future reference.    WARNING   Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:   • Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or  modify them in any way. The instrumen...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 4 Page 4   4   Introduction   Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha S03 Music Synthesizer.  In order to get the most out of your new S03 and its sophisticated functions, we suggest you read through this manual thoroughly.  Also keep it in a safe, convenient place so that you can regularly refer to it when necessary.   Package Contents   • PA-3C AC Adaptor *   n   Since the PA-3C has the same specifications as the PA-3B, the PA-3C can be used as the AC adapter for any product requiring the PA-3B.   &...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 5 Page 5   5   About This Manual   This manual is basically divided into two sections:   ■   Basics Section (P age 8)   Explains how to get started with the S03, it’s overall structure, and how to use its main features and functions.   ■   Reference Section (P age 55)   Explains the parameters of the S03’s various modes.   About the “Page” References in this Manual   PAGE xx ..... Refers to a display “page” in the LCD page xx ........ Refers to an actual page in this manual. Many o...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 6 Page 6   6   Table of Contents   Basics Section............................8   The Controls & Connectors ................................................ 8   Front Panel ................................................................................... 8 Rear Panel .................................................................................. 10   Before Use ........................................................................... 11   Power Supply ....................................

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 7 Page 7   7   Basics Section Multi Mode V oice Mode Utility Mode MIDI Mode Appendix   Application Index   This convenient, easy-to-use index is divided to general categories to help you when you want to find information on a specific topic or function.   Listening/Playing   • Listening to Demo songs ........................................................................................................................................ Demo Pla yback (Page 16) • Playing the voices.................................................

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 8 Page 8   8   Basics Section   Basics Section   The Controls & Connectors   Font Panel 1   OCTAVE [UP] and [DOWN] buttons (P age 36)   Press either of these buttons to shift the note range of the keyboard up or down in octaves. Press them together to restore the normal range (0). 2        [VOLUME] slider (P age 15)   Adjusts the master volume output from the OUTPUT L/R jacks and the PHONES jack. Move the slider upwards to raise the level. 3   PITCH bend wheel (P age 44)   Controls the p...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 9 Page 9   9   Basics Section 9   DATA buttons (P age 30)   These are used during editing for selecting various pages and for setting parameter values. 9   -1  [DEC/NO] button (P age 31)   Use this to decrease the value of the selected parameter.  To decrease the value by 10, simultaneously hold down this button and press the [INC/YES] button.  The button can also be used to cancel a Job or Store operation. 9   -2  [INC/YES] button (P age 31 )   Use this to increase the value of the...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 10 Page 10 10 Basics Section Rear Panel 1 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU terminals (P age 12) MIDI IN receives MIDI messages from an external MIDI device.  Use this connector to control the S03 from an external MIDI device.  MIDI OUT sends out MIDI messages generated by the S03 (including notes played on the keyboard and panel control movements) to an external MIDI sound module or device.  MIDI THRU simply relays the MIDI messages received at MIDI IN.  Connect other devices here. 2 HOST SELECT switch (P age 12) For select...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 11 Page 11 11 Basics Section Before Use This section explains how to connect to an AC power source, audio and MIDI devices, and a computer system. Only switch the S03 on after you have made all the necessary connections. We strongly recommended you read this section BEFORE using the S03. Power Supply 1 Make sure that the S03’s STANDBY/ON switch is  at the STANDBY (off) position. 2 Connect the PA-3C’s DC plug to the S03’s DC IN  terminal on the instrument’s rear panel. 3 Connect the adaptor’s AC plug to the nearest ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 12 Page 12 12 Basics Section Connecting to a Mixer If you want to integrate the S03 into a larger system with other instruments and additional audio processing capabilities, connect it to a mixer, amplifier and stereo monitor system as shown below. n Connecting a pair of headphones does not affect audio  output from the OUTPUT (L/MONO and R) jacks.The audio output at the PHONES jack and the OUTPUT jacks is exactly the same. Connecting External MIDI Equipment You can connect an external MIDI device using a MIDI cable (available separately) and c...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 13 Page 13 13 Basics Section Recording and Playback using an External MIDI Sequencer Controlling Another MIDI Device via MIDI THRU With the above MIDI connections, you can send MIDI data from the S03’s MIDI OUT terminal, while sending MIDI data from the external sequencer to an external MIDI synthesizer via the S03’s MIDI THRU terminal. n The MIDI cable should be no greater than 15 meters in  length, and there should be no more than three devices in a MIDI chain (chained in series via each unit’s MIDI THRU).  To c...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 14 Page 14 14 Basics Section 2:  MIDI Interface to MIDI IN and OUT Using the computer’s MIDI interface Using an external MIDI interface ■ Connection to serial port ■ Connection to USB terminal n You will also need the appropriate MIDI application  (sequencer, editor, etc.), compatible with your computer platform. Connecting Controllers The S03 has controller jacks on the rear panel, including FOOT SWITCH and FOOT CONTROLLER.  You can connect optional controllers such as a footswitch (the FC4 or FC5) and foot controller (the ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 15 Page 15 15 Basics Section Powering Up Power-on Procedure When you have made all the necessary connections between your S03 and any other devices, make sure that all volume settings are turned down all the way to zero.  Then turn on every device in your setup in the order of MIDI masters (senders), MIDI slaves (receivers), then the audio equipment (mixers, amplifiers, speakers, etc.). This ensures smooth MIDI operation and prevents speaker damage. When powering down the setup, first turn down the volume for each audio device, then s...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 16 Page 16 16 Basics Section Demo Playback The S03 features a variety of demo songs, showcasing its dynamic sound and sophisticated functions. n Make sure synthesizer is ready for playback.  Details are given in the section “Befor e Use” on page 11. At the “Demo” screen, any data in the instrument’s User Voice memory will be overwritten by the data for the demo song. Important data should be saved to the external MIDI device or computer beforehand. At the “DEMO” screen, the Master Tune parameter (in Utility) will be overwritten and set to ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 17 Page 17 17 Basics Section Overview of the S03 The S03 has a wide variety of advanced and convenient features.  This section gives you an overview of these features.The following diagram shows the various component sections or “blocks” of the S03. Controller This block consists of the keyboard, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels and so on.  The keyboard itself doesn’t generate sounds, but instead sends note, velocity and other information to the S03’s tone generator section for the notes you play.  The controllers also send non-note performance d...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 18 Page 18 18 Basics Section About the Tone Generator The tone generator of the S03 utilizes the sophisticated AWM2 system.AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) is a synthesis system based on the use of sampled waveforms, and is used in many Yamaha synthesizers.  For extra realism, each AWM2 Voice uses multiple samples of a real instrument’s waveform.  Furthermore, a wide variety of envelope generator, filter, modulation, and other parameters can be applied to the basic waveform. n AWM2 is not just limited to conventional pitched instruments (Normal ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 19 Page 19 19 Basics Section About the Modes The S03 has various modes, each covering a different set of operations and functions. Multi Mode (Page 55) Multi Play Mode Select this mode when you want to use the S03 as a multi-timbral tone generator.  In this mode, you can use an external MIDI sequencer to play several different instrument parts simultaneously.  This mode can also be used to combine several different Voices together in a layer. Multi Edit Mode In this mode, you can edit and create Multis.  You can save up to ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 20 Page 20 20 Basics Section Function Tree chart LCD Display (parameter name) LCD Owner's Manual PAGE Page Multi Edit     56 Common    GENERAL   Name 1 56 Total Vol (Total Volume) 2 56 Transpose 3 56 EFFECT   RevEF (Reverb Effect Type) 4 56 Reverb Parameters 5 56 Rev Return (Reverb Return) 6 56 Reverb Pan 7 57 ChoEF (Chorus Effect Type) 8 57 Chorus Parameters 9 57 Cho Return (Chorus Return) 10 57 Chorus Pan 11 57 SndCho Rev (Send Chorus to Reverb) 12 57 VarEF (Variation Effect Type) 13 57    Variation Parameters 14 57 V...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 21 Page 21 21 Basics Section n For details about the Multi Store procedure,  see page 69;  for details about the Voice Store procedure,  see page 89. LCD Display (parameter name) LCD Owner's Manual PAGE Page Voice Edit (Drum) 84 Common   GENERAL   Name 1 85 OrgKt (Original Kit) 2 85 Key    OSC/MIX (Oscillator/Mixer)   Level 1 85 Pan 2 85 Alt.Group (Alternate Group) 3 85 Key Assign 4 85 RxNoteOff/On (Receive Note On/Off) 5 86 PITCH   PitchCors/Fine (Pitch Coarse/Fine) 6 86 FILTER   Cutoff/Resonance 7 86 AMP (Amplitude) ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 22 Page 22 22 Basics Section Parameter Table The numbers in each column indicate the display PAGE corresponding to the parameter at left (with the exception of the column on the far right, which indicates the corresponding manual page).  For example, you can see that the Reverb Send parameter is found on three separate display pages: PAGE 22 of Multi Part Edit, PAGE 11 of Normal Voice Common Edit, and PAGE 9 of Drum Voice Key Edit. This table is helpful in locating the corresponding display pages in different modes.  This is handy when you want to make&#...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 23 Page 23 23 Basics Section n For parameters in different modes having the same name, the available parameter values and settings for that parameter may  differ depending on the mode.  Refer to each parameter explanation for details. n For details on parameters for the Reverb, Chorus and Variation effects, refer to the separate Data List.n For information on the Job pages, refer to the Function Tr ee chart (page 20). * In the Multi mode, the Voice Common Effect/Controller settings are ignored, and the Multi settings become effective.  The Variation...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 24 Page 24 24 Basics Section Multis A Multi consists of up to 16 Parts, each of which can play a Normal Voice or Drum Voice Part.   By assigning different Voices and MIDI channels to each part, and by using a sequencer or computer for song data playback, you can have a complete ensemble of 16 independent instrument sounds. You can also play Multis from the keyboard.  This allows you to set up layers of different Voices, or special key splits in which your right and left hands can play separate V oices (page 41). Two Layered Voices Song File External MID...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 25 Page 25 25 Basics Section Voices A Voice is a single instrument sound, created by using the Elements and setting various parameters.  In the Voice Play mode, you can select and play any of these Voices.  In the Multi Play mode, you assign a different Voice to each part and use an external sequencer to play several Voices simultaneously.Voices are stored in the internal memory (PRESET, USER, GM/XG). * Drum Voices XG121~128 are not of the GM/XG set, but are original drum kits specifically programmed for the S03. PR001~128 US001~128 Preset 128 Preset Voi...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 26 Page 26 26 Basics Section Overview of Voices/Waves Each Voice can consist of up to four Elements.  Each Element itself is a high-quality waveform or instrument sound. There are two Voice types: Normal Voices and Drum Voices.  Normal Voices are mainly pitched instrument sounds that can be played over the range of the keyboard.  Drum Voices are mainly percussion/drum sounds that are assigned to individual notes on the keyboard.  The Drum Voices also include special sound effects.In general, a Voice (containing up to four Elements) can be played across t...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 27 Page 27 27 Basics Section Waves Waves (or waveforms) are the basic sonic building blocks, and are used as Elements in making up a Voice.  A total of 453 high-quality preset Waves are available.  As shown in the following illustration, when creating a Voice, you can select the Wave to be used as an Element and then set its level, pitch, tone and other parameters.  Wave 1~453 Element 1Element 2Element 3Element 4 C-2 G8 Voice ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 28 Page 28 28 Basics Section Basic Operations In this section, you’ll learn the fundamental operations of the S03. Selecting a Mode There are several operation modes — the Multi Play mode, Voice Play mode, etc. — each of which enables you to work efficiently with the S03’s various functions. n For an overview of the v arious modes, see page 19. There are separate Play modes for Multis and Voices. To enter each of these modes, use the appropriate MODE button ([Multi] for Multi Play mode, [VOICE] for Voice Play mode).There are also separ...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 29 Page 29 29 Basics Section 3 V oice Edit Mode (Pages 47, 70) Press the [EDIT] button in the Voice Play mode.  To exit to another mode, simply press the respective button for that mode.  Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Voice Play mode. Job Modes Each Play mode features a separate Job mode.  You can select the desired Job mode when the appropriate Play mode lamp, [MULTI] or [VOICE], is lit. 4  Multi Job Mode (Page 67) Press the [JOB] button in Multi Play mode.  To exit to another mode, simply press the respec...

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Yamaha S-03SL Manual Page 30 Page 30 30 Basics Section Selecting a Screen You can switch between screens by using the [ ▲]/[▼],  [ E]/[F], [+]/[–] and [EXIT] buttons. [ ▲]/[▼] buttons Many of the displays consist of different screens.  Use the [ ▲]/[▼] buttons to select the various screens. When selecting the various display pages, an arrow appears at the right of the LCD, indicating the parameter type in the printed list on the panel.For example, if the display for the Total Volume parameter in the Multi Edit mode is called up, the arrow in the LCD i...

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